Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day first began as Armistice Day, declared by President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1919, to commemorate the end of World War I the year prior. Wilson said of the event, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn...
Ernie Pyle

Ernie Pyle

Today the Los Angeles Times ran a fascinating article about Ernie Pyle, the Pulitzer-prize winning journalist. He was most famous for his articles covering the US involvement in World War II, but he was also the country’s first aviation correspondent. In the...
#Selma50

#Selma50

Today is the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the day when Civil Rights demonstrators tried to march to Montgomery, Alabama, from Selma on the Jefferson Davis Highway. At the Edmund Pettus Bridge (named for a Confederate brigadier general, Alabama state senator,...